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Scissor beak severity- picture

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Got two 6 week old silkies. One has a scissor beak and sometimes will pant when just lying on top of me... Wanted to post a picture and ask about feedback.. Is this considered mild? Severe? At what point would I need to trim? I don't want to cull... It's just not in me.

So far eating and drinking fine... She's actually got quite the appetite!
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I would trim a little now, just a little at a time. To me that looks mild but there still very young, it may get worst. I don't cull either and they end up being favorites. I found having a higher cup for them works best something they can make a mess in.
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Thanks Sweet... Do you feed them separately? Also, what is your preferred watering method? The rest of my flock is on a water bucket with nipples
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Thanks Sweet... Do you feed them separately? Also, what is your preferred watering method? The rest of my flock is on a water bucket with nipples
I have food out all the time but I tend to bring a special mug out for them with treats especially protein. It's one of those big soup bowl type mugs if that makes sense. They don't gain weight as quickly obviously. As for water I think the nipples would be difficult for them( let me know if you see otherwise) and it's cold here so I have heated dog water bowls for them. They seem to need more area to scoop up food & water.
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My older girls are absolute slobs... I've tried every type of watering device and the nipples work the best bc that can't get to the water source. Right now the chicks are on a water bottle, and a deep water dish which is fine bc there's only 2 of them in the brooder... But will be a challenge once she joins the flock in a few months
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